Evans continues form in Holland

Ben Evans produced another good performance to finish tied 12th at the KLM Open in Holland. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron
Ben Evans produced another good performance to finish tied 12th at the KLM Open in Holland. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron
  • Ben Evans finishes tied 12th in KLM Open
  • Staplecross-based professional fires four sub-par rounds in Holland
  • Evans cards 65 and bogey-free 67 in final two rounds
  • Good form continues after tied 8th in Russia the previous weekend
  • 28-year-old moves up to 127th on Race to Dubai standings
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Golf star Ben Evans achieved a lofty finish on the European Tour for the second successive event.

The Staplecross-based professional followed up his tied eighth result at the M2M Russian Open by coming tied 12th in the KLM Open this weekend.

Evans completed the 72-hole tournament at Kennemer G&CC in Holland in a 13-under-par total of 267 after carding four sub-par rounds.

The 28-year-old began with a two-under 68 last Thursday which contained four birdies and two bogeys. He followed that with a three-under 67 on Friday featuring five birdies, including four in five holes from the 12th, and two bogeys.

Evans surged up the leaderboard with a blistering front nine of 31 on Saturday which contained five birdies, including four in a row from the sixth. Two more birdies and two bogeys on the back nine added up to a 65.

His final round yesterday (Sunday) was very solid. Three birdies and no dropped shots had world number 366 Evans round in 67, completing a consistent week.

He wrote on social media site Twitter afterwards: “Very happy with a solid week at the @KLMOpen. What a great event they have put on. Also nice to go home for a day, before Milan on Tuesday.”

Evans, of Rye and Sedlescombe golf clubs, moves up to 127th on the season-long Race to Dubai standings ahead of this weekend’s Italian Open. The top 110 at the end of the season will earn full European Tour ‘cards’ for next year.

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